Oscar voters receive DVDs of ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Cold War,’ ‘Suspiria’ and 2 Joaquin Phoenix films

Amazon Studios is a fairly new player in feature films having released its first title, “Chi-Raq,”in 2015. This year it is touting five films to Academy Awards voters, including the heartbreaking family drama “Beautiful Boy” starring Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet; the red-hot love story “Cold War” by Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski (“Ida”); and Luca Guadagnino‘s remake of the horror classic “Suspiria.” All three of these Oscar contenders have been sent to academy members in time to watch over Thanksgiving.

And voters will get a chance to see Joaquin Phoenix in two very different films. In Gus Van Sant‘s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” he portrays John Callahan, a recently paralyzed alcoholic who finds fame drawing newspaper cartoons. And in Lynne Ramsay‘s psychological thriller “You Were Never Really Here,” he plays a traumatized hired gun who rescues trafficked girls. Phoenix won Best Actor at Cannes for the latter and both he and the film are nominated at the Indie Spirits.

These Amazon Studios films join a slew of other titles that have been shipped to Oscar voters. See the full list below with the most recent first.

Nov. 19: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”
Nov. 19: “You Were Never Really Here”
Nov. 19:  “Suspira”

Nov. 15: “Wildlife”

Nov. 12: “Beautiful Boy”
Nov. 12: “Cold War”

Nov. 9: “A Quiet Place”

Nov. 7: “BlacKKKlansman”

Nov. 1: “Jurassic World: Alien Kingdom”
Nov. 1: “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”

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Oct. 30: “The Bleeding Edge”
Oct. 30: “Quincy”
Oct. 30: “Reversing Roe”
Oct. 30: “Seeing Allred”

Oct. 29: “Colette”
Oct. 29: “Disobedience”
Oct. 29: “Leave No Trace”
Oct. 29: “McQueen”
Oct. 29: “What They Had”

Oct. 28: “The Kindergarten Teacher”
Oct. 28: “Private Life”

Oct. 24: “Isle of Dogs”

Oct. 10: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

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Sept. 28: “The Wife”

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